Amazon to create 100,000 full-time jobs in US

Seattle-based Amazon said it plans to increase its full-time US-based workforce to more than 280,000 by mid-2018.

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WASHINGTON - Amazon.com Inc. said on Thursday it would create more than 100,000 full-time jobs in the United States over the next 18 months.

Seattle-based Amazon said it plans to increase its full-time US-based workforce to more than 280,000 by mid-2018 from 180,000 in 2016.

"These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley - they're in our customer service network, fulfilment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country," CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement.

Amazon had about 230,800 full-time and part-time employees as of 31 December 2015.